Posted 1 month ago
ultrafacts:

jenniferrpovey:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall
it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh yes, acacia trees.
They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.
And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.
And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.
Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.
So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.
Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).
This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

Knowledge is power

ultrafacts:

jenniferrpovey:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ

This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall

it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh yes, acacia trees.

They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.

And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.

And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.

Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.

So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.

Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).

This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

Knowledge is power

Posted 1 month ago

lactoria:

make your tumblr the best space for you

you are not on this site to please others or cater to things that upset you

surround yourself only with the things you want to see

your dash should lift your spirits, make you think and smile

if it doesn’t, don’t feel bad about unfollowing or doing whatever you need to do that is right for you

first and foremost, ensure that tumblr is a safe, fun space for you

(Source: black-quadrant)

Posted 1 month ago
why do girls go to the bathroom together
Anonymous asked

not-your-favorite-toy:

legolasstar:

jointheyoutubefamily:

troyetroyetroye:

unofficialfabulousness:

tyleroakleyismyqueen:

  • to keep out the creepers trying to sneak a peak into the girl bathroom while your peeing
  • to have a feeling of security
  • to have a place to talk where the boys can’t hear
  • to have someone to help with either your hair, outfit or makeup
  • to gossip in safety
  • to cry in safety
  • to talk about the hottie in your algebra class
  • to get away from the forever judging society filled with antifeminists for a few moments
  • to tell each other you look like sluts and need to tone down the cat eye and pull up your shirt without the chance of other people hearing
  • to tell a secret
  • possibly because you both have to go to the bathroom

Also to rap battle

To sacrifice the males

To have lesbian sex

To open the Chamber of Secrets

To sacrifice people to the cats

Posted 1 month ago

SPN 10 countdown challenge | day 20 - episode 4 
↳ 1x04 - phantom traveler

(Source: letangs)

Posted 1 month ago

notquiteshakespeare:

truelladeville:

theblogchoseme:

truelladeville:

I wanna see pictures of your lowest moment from 2013 go

I was in a Toy Story play.

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And I loved it.

image

You’re an inspiration to us all

please explain how this was your lowest point

Posted 1 month ago

astound:

SO HARD NOT TO DANCE WHEN YOU HAVE EARPHONES ON WALKING BY YOURSELF

(Source: astound)

Posted 1 month ago
howtumblrruinedmylife:

j2minion:

Is it just me or does he have like NO make-up on…?

freckles fucking everywhere and it’s glorious, isn’t it?

howtumblrruinedmylife:

j2minion:

Is it just me or does he have like NO make-up on…?

freckles fucking everywhere and it’s glorious, isn’t it?

(Source: spn-legend)

Posted 1 month ago

hobbitofthemotherfuckinshire:

poesdaughter:

hobbitofthemotherfuckinshire:

I don’t even think girls would want boyfriends if dragons existed, so if the government wants less teen pregnancies they know what they got to do

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kind of a bad example considering she only has dragons because of a teen pregnancy

(Source: undereyelouisvuittons)

Posted 1 month ago

nerdgasm55:

johnlockinthetardiswithdestiel:

physicianwhy:

feistyfrank:

A TRUE FEMALE ICON

and we’re not going to talk ABOUT HOW THIS IS BUFFY

I THINK WE SHOULD ALSO BE TALKING ABOUT HOW THAT IS SOMETHING BUFFY WOULD DO

i feel like daphne was just a red haired season 1 buffy

(Source: supremecute)

Posted 1 month ago

intrauterine:

"Depression is such a cruel punishment. There are no fevers, no rashes, no blood tests to send people scurrying in concern. Just the slow erosion of the self, as insidious as any cancer. And, like cancer, it is essentially a solitary experience. A room in hell with only your name on the door."

(Source: thissickwonderland)

Posted 1 month ago
mydogsnokes:

green square doesn’t understand true love

mydogsnokes:

green square doesn’t understand true love

(Source: australian-government)

Posted 1 month ago

raydayton:

the thrilling saga

Posted 1 month ago

straylightjay:

10 questions to never ask a transgender person by Laura Jane Grace